in 2009 Hatchbacks

Avg. Price Paid: $9,035 - $11,226
Original MSRP: $14,750 - $18,960
MPG: 27 City / 33 Hwy
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Used Car: 2009 Honda Fit Review

Review Last Updated: 7/25/12

When it was new, reviewers recommended the 2009 Honda Fit for its fun driving dynamics, good fuel economy and innovative cargo area. As a used car, good reliability and excellent safety scores help keep the Fit at the top of its class.

The Honda Fit was the 2009 U.S. News Best Subcompact Car for the Money because it had excellent reviews and long-term ownership costs. Reviewers praised its cabin for being one of the most spacious and comfortable in the class. That compliment even applies to the second row, which can’t be said for a lot of small cars. One of the Fit’s most celebrated features is its standard Magic Seat, which offers different configurations for maximum cargo-carrying flexibility.

The Fit has a solid list of standard features, including air conditioning, power windows and door locks and a stereo with an auxiliary input jack. It also comes with anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution. Electronic stability control is available on models with a navigation system.  

For the 2009 model year, the Fit received a new 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that reviewers liked a lot more than the one it replaced. Some even called the 2009 Fit one of the most engaging small cars they’d driven in a while. The Fit also has good fuel economy ratings, especially when you consider that it can hold as much cargo as some compact SUVs.

For shoppers who want a subcompact that can haul cargo, provide some driving fun, offer good crash protection and plenty of value, the 2009 Honda Fit is an excellent choice.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2009 Scion xB is also pretty practical. Not only does it have good safety and reliability scores, its seats are some of the most spacious and comfortable in the class. The xB has a lot of standard features, which include a USB port and an upscale stereo, and safety features that tend to be optional on most small cars. The xB also has more overall cargo space than the Fit, but it doesn’t have the same flexibility when it comes to configuring cargo and seats.

Reviewers said the 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit has a great combination of practicality, fun, performance and an upscale cabin. The Rabbit also has a lot of standard interior features, as well as standard electronic stability control. The Fit, however, has a higher reliability score and delivers better fuel economy than the Rabbit.

Compare the Fit to the xB and Rabbit » 

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